Ten suspected illegal immigrants arrested after being found in a lorry at Magna Park

They were discovered on Wednesday

Friday, 6th August 2021, 10:55 am
Updated Friday, 6th August 2021, 10:56 am
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Ten suspected illegal immigrants have been arrested by police after they were found in the back of a lorry at Magna Park.

The group was detained at the logistics park near Lutterworth after officers were alerted the migrants had got aboard the truck.

Harborough police stopped the lorry, which was carrying chemicals, at about 2pm on Wednesday afternoon (August 4).

The 10 suspects are now being questioned by the Home Office’s immigration department about where they come from and how they got here.

“Local officers attended the scene and 10 people were detained by Leicestershire Police on suspicion of immigration offences,” said police.

“They have since been passed over to Home Office Immigration.”

The Home Office has today been asked for a comment.